Clearly, the Philadelphia 76ers are more fun to watch when point guard Markelle Fultz is healthy. Playing in his first game back since a lengthy absence to heal from a shoulder injury, Fultz showed glimpses of why he was tabbed by the Sixers as the first overall pick in last year’s NBA Draft against the visiting Denver Nuggets on Monday night.

After being a little shaky during his first few moments on the floor in which he turned the ball over and hoisted an airball in the opening quarter, Fultz found his footing in the game and settled down to finish with a near-double-double of 10 points, eight assists with four rebounds (all on the offensive glass). Not bad for a rookie show has not played in an official NBA game since October.

Markelle Fultz also blocked a shot from Nuggets guard Jamal Murray, who did not see the former Washington Huskies guard coming from behind him.

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Fultz’s rejection of Murray's shot was also a neat way for the Sixers to avenge the brutal dunk Murray made against JJ Redick early in the contest.

At this point, it’s safe to say that Fultz is 100 percent healthy again, ready to contribute to the Sixers’ looming playoff campaign. Following the Sixers’ 123-104 win over the Nuggets, Philly narrowed the gap between them and the Cleveland Cavaliers for the third spot in the Eastern Conference standings to only a full game. The Sixers still have nine games left on their schedule this regular season, meaning Fultz still have plenty of time to polish his game just in time for the postseason.

The Sixers now take a rest on Tuesday before getting back to work on Wednesday against the New York Knicks at home.